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this housekeeper and her story, apparently that is falling apart. jon: what a dramatic turn of events in this story. good morning to you on this friday before the fourth of july, i'm jon scott. julie: i'm julie banderas in for jenna lee. we begin with another delay in the casey anthony murder trial. jon: judge belvin perry is calling an indefinite recess, the prosecution was planning to continue its rebuttal case by calling two witnesses to dispute defense testimony that medical examiners did a shoddy job with caylee anthony's autopsy. julie: defense attorney jose baez objecting, saying this wasn't included in any reports, the judge calling a recess to give them time to de pose the witnesses. jon: the prosecution was also planning on rebutting cindy anthony's testimony yesterday. you might remember casey's mother claimed she is the one who did internet searches for chlorophyll and chloroform on the anthony home computer, all this now is going to have to wait, judge perry saying he was going to give the attorneys tomorrow off to prepare closing arguments but now, they're going to have to work. phil
jon: you go, mila! we begin with a fox news alert out of seattle. police there are searching for a gunman who walked up to a parked car last night and shot four people, killing one of them. rick folbaum is watching the breaking news for us today. rick: unbelievable, this guy simply walked away after the shooting and one of the victims we're told, a 19-year-old woman who was pregnant, and you said there were three other victims as well, a 16-year-old girl, a 20-year-old man, and a 17-year-old boy, all of whom are expected to survive, and all four victims either sitting in or sitting on the hood of parked cars, three different cars in a neighborhood in south seattle, and here's the description that the police are giving right now, a black man, 6-foot one, in his 20s, stocky build, wearing a white t-shirt and black hooded north face jacket, his hair, in corn rows. there is a local report, we should tell you, that police have someone in potential, the potential suspect they're talking to, but anyone with information about the case is asked to call 911 or the seattle police homici
badly botched joke and fox news unloads on jon stewart in the feud that just won't die. media monitor is next. >>> closing arguments in the casey anthony murder trial began this morning and msnbc and fox news are taking it live, as is cnn's sister network hln. this tragic case, to me, is the most over covered trial since o.j. and i hate the way the media turned it in to a soap opera. the "new york times" media column tweeted if i were booking tv like bill maher the last person ever i would choose to be me. >> he stepped in it with these words. >> i think new jersey is more sophisticated because i'm from there. >> if it's missouri, no big deal. that's the sloping foreheads, the middle places. did i just say that aloud? >> yes. >> slow low sloping foreheads. carr got a lot of flak as a snob and he said the middle place that i come from i apologize for saying something so dumb on bill maher last night. it was a bad joke delivered badly. david carr is from minnesota. i doubt he's attempting to insult everyone who lives in the mid 'ole the country. >>> princess diana is digitally inserted
. jon huntsman hosted meet and greets in florida. the former utah governor calling the $14 trillion debt a cancer in america. in terms of reaching a deal, he said cooler heads would prevail while many candidates have focused their campaign efforts in iowa, huntsman emphasized why he wants to focus on florida. >> if you own florida, you woow the presidency. >> michele bachmann opened her iowa campaign headquarters yesterday. there she told voters not to believe -- saying the government has enough revenue to continue making payments. she also launched the t eed atte president's economic plan. >> we're now two years into president obama's recovery. president obama's recovery has a 9.2% unemployment rate. this is not working for millions of unemployed americans. >> speaking of michele bachmann, there's controversy surrounding a pledge supported by the congresswoman. bachmann signed a marriage vow that's drawn up by the conservative group the family leader which suggested that african-american children may have been better off during slavery. rick santorum also committed to that pledge. the g
not expect. jon huntsman said in may he would not self-finance his presidential campaign even though he's rich enough to do that, at least in large part. today he didn't have to file any campaign fund-raising information, because he hasn't been declared for very long, but did say he raised about $4 million and his campaign would just say that he did contribute to his own coffering here. all they'll say, it wasn't a majority. only that what he gave is less than half. jon huntsman is, at least, sort of self-financing here and declaring it, and letting it be known. is that worrying in terms of his chances as a real candidate or encouraging because he has his own money to spend if he wants to? >> first of all, i don't understand the original statement. don't make a statement that you know can be disproved when the sec reports come out. and in terms of his fund-raising, i'm inclined to say, wait until the next cycle. i mean, jon huntsman has only been around for a little bit. i think his opening is that republicans who are not bachmann republicans decide that in the end he might have a bette
straight clinic. jon stewart is getting his fair share of attention for it today, too, for his particular take. >> you're having trouble, jon, having that urge to ridicule again, aren't you? >> yeah. presidential candidates' husbands trying to cure gay people while himself, just take a look. ♪ >> wow. okay. i'm coming in. >> thank you. i appreciate that. >> you need to get it out here. >>> welcome back to msnbc. i'm contessa brewer. a suicide attack killed at least four people at a memorial service for hamid karzai's assassinated brother. at least 15 people were wounded. >>> children exposed to second-hand smoke may be more likely to have learning or behavioral problems such as adhd. researchers say there could also be other factors. >>> the astronauts aboard the shuttle "atlantis" are getting a day off today to savor the historic experience and eat barbecue grilled chicken, beef brisket, baked beans and apple pie. so american. >>> amazon reportedly will launch a tablet in october to compete with the ipad. it will have a nine-inch screen and use google's android operating system. >>> wa
, i want to show you guys this jon stewart moment that i looked at this morning on the internet because i thought it was interesting, and we'll get chris hahn's reaction to this, first, and it goes to the point we're talking about. >> so i'm asking you all to make your voice heard. if you want a balanced approach to reducing the deficit, let your member of congress know. if you believe we can solve this problem through compromise, send that message. [laughter] [applause] >> call your congressman? did the president just quit? [laughter] i mean, seriously, you're the president. you're asking us to call congress? [laughter] martha: yeah, i mean, often, you know, this is where things bubble up, you know? "saturday night live" and be stewart, but the underlying thought is the president has abdicated himself from this process. that is clearly the suggestion all over jon stewart's face. >> you know, the one night i don't stay up until 11:30 to watch jon stewart, it comes up on this show. martha: we just wanted to provide you with what you missed. >> are i appreciate that, martha. but i
karl is in washington and has more on all this. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, robin. there is no presidential candidate with more momentum right now than michele bachmann. ♪ my home in -- >> reporter: no republican presidential candidate has taken a harder line on the debt ceiling showdown than michele bachmann. >> we were all shocked and appalled that president obama dangled out in front of the cameras that senior citizens may not get their checks. that's a very dangerous statement to make. we don't believe -- excuse me. excuse me. we don't believe that for a moment. >> reporter: tough talk from bachmann is nothing new but she now speaks with new-found authority as a top tier contender for the republican presidential nomination. a new national poll puts bachmann firmly in second place as the leading challenger to front-runner mitt romney. and in key first caucus state iowa, three separate polls over the past week put bachmann in first place. >> republican primary voters are looking for somebody who has -- brings some excitement, who brings something different to t
as a public service. >> "washington journal" continues. host: we are back live jon hilsenrath of "the wall street journal." taking a look at this week's economic rebound, that is what the- taking a look at weak economic rebound. here is the headline from "the wall street journal" this morning, "companies bracing for the fall." guest: american companies are operating in a very uncertain environment right now. they have been disappointed by what happened in the first half and have been talking to companies over the last few days. they were expected to have a good pickup in spending in the first half of the year and it did not happen. whether or not they have cut inventories or are deciding whether or not to cut back beyond that, what they do not want is uncertainty, which is what they are getting. host: the chief at the financial times is saying that for his business, small and mid-sized companies are pulling back and are not sure. guest: right. this is largely because of the uncertainty that they face. there is a risk of financial disruption. the faults, downgrades. you never really know h
" sunday, we'll have the key players from all sides: white house chief of staff bill daley and senators jon kyl, dick durban, mark warner and saxby chambliss. that's sunday on "face the nation." oslo, norway, is where the nobel peace prize is awarded, but today the city known for peace was marred by terrible violence. a powerful bomb exploded near the prime minister's office. he was not hurt, but at least seven people are dead and 15 were injured there. shortly after that, a man dressed in a police uniform opened fire with a rifle on a group of young people at a resort island. police say at least nine were killed there. an arrest was made in that shooting and police believe the two incidents are connected. we begin our coverage with jeff glor in oslo. jeff? >> reporter: bob, good evening to you. oslo is clearly a city shaken tonight. the prime minister of norway called this day "brutal." the explosions ripped through downtown oslo at 3:30 local time. the first images: windows blown out, rubble in the streets, huge plumes of smoke, evoking memories of terror attacks elsewhere but up until no
will not plan to go to iowa. that's questionable with mitt romney, the seeming front runner. jon huntsman has made it clear that he will not compete in iowa. he could be a formidable challenger. the question is will that steepen the victory for the people that come out of that state doing well or not? what inevitably happens in iowa is the person who comes out of that race comes out with a lot of momentum. what is important is not just the perception among voters, but the perception among donors. so what you will see is people cashing in on those victories. i think iowa is an important state no matter to compete staircase. how important it will be remains toe seen. host: kathy kiely is the politics managing editor. the numbers to call -- a story in "to "the huffington post" recently -- how does that play out in terms of candidates figuring out their strategy and carrying their message? guest: it plays out because this is one of the controversial aspects of our electi system. we use an electoral college system which makes certain states very important, states where the candidates know the batt
, the seeming front runner. jon huntsman has made it clear that he will not compete in iowa. he could be a formidable challenger. the question is will that steepen the victory for the people that come out of that state doing well or not? what inevitably happens in iowa is the person who comes out of that race comes out with a lot of momentum. what is important is not just the perception among voters, but the perception among donors. so what you will see is people cashing in on those victories. i think iowa is an important state no matter to compete staircase. how important it will be remains to be seen. host: kathy kiely is the politics managing editor. the numbers to call -- a story in "to "the huffington post" recently -- how does that play out in terms of candidates figuring out their strategy and carrying their message? guest: it plays out because this is one of the controversial aspects of our election system. we use an electoral college system which makes certain states very important, states where the candidates know the battle will be closely fought. other states become flight
. >> jon kyl was in negotiations as you know with the vice president. and he said there were certain revenue raisers and other areas that perhaps we could work on. >> reporter: senator john mccain won't say exactly what revenue raisers are. but he says he and some other republicans aren't necessarily opposed. it sounds a lot like what president obama and democrats have been asking for. but republicans insist that if revenue raisers is code for tax increases, that's a deal breaker. senator john cornyn says he's no fan of a debt ceiling extension, but it may have to happen. >> the problem with a mini deal, we have a maxi problem. and big problems aren't going to go away if you cut a mini deal. >> reporter: he blasted an idea suggested by some democrats that the u.s. constitution empowers the president to keep on spending even if uncle sam goes over his credit limit. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. >>> here is your first look at some of the other news going on around america today. a violent thunderstorm tore through washington, d.c., yesterday where a 56-year-old cyclist was killed
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fast. he has a lot of other expenses too. >> let's switch gears and talk about the election. jon huntsman whose campaign literally has barely gotten off the ground and now making news today for the wrong reasons. one of his senior advisers is stepping down. what does it say for the huntsman campaign? >> reporter: that's right. jon huntsman's campaign manager susie wiles announced she is is leaving the campaign after a few months. huntman's guru john weaver said the campaign is moving in a more aggressive suggestion suggesting that susie wiles wasn't the one to take it on. huntsman isn't picking up any traction in the polls. his advisers say it's early and they are not concerned. his top people still are there. they are still on board. the question for huntsman, though, is whether that campaign can bring the voters back on board. >> all right. cbs' jan crawford, thank you. good to talk to you. >> you, too. >>> coming up on "the early show," going out of business sale begins today at borders book stores. in here, the planned combination of at&t and t-mobile would deliver our next g
for millions of unemployed americans. >> meanwhile jon huntsman is participating in the iowa primary and he gave a pretty clear reason why at a campaign event in florida. >> i come to find that if you own the i-4 corridor you own florida. and if you own florida, you own the presidency. >> he also called the $14 trillion debt a cancer growing in this country that needs to be read ated and cut out. we want to invite you to watch meet if press this morning. guests tim pawlenty. david will be joined by treasury secretary tim geithner. that's this morning on "meet the press." >>> a report this morning in "the new york times" says the u.s. may suspend military aid to pakistan as defense secretary leon panetta visits afghanistan, the paper reports the possible halt of $800 million in assistance and equipment. that could have an effect on u.s. troops in afghanistan. the report says the aid could resume if pakistan takes tougher action against the taliban as well as al qaeda. meanwhile, secretary panetta told reporters on the plane it's time to focus on defeating al qaeda once and for all. >> i thin
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it so far. jon huntsman says he doesn't sign any pledges. >>> the family of betty ford is making funeral arrangement for the former first lady. ford died yesterday at age 93. she is regarded a as an independent first lady known for her frankness. she spoke about -- out for abortion rights. the medical community also give hers credit for reducing the social stigma surrounding drug and alcohol addiction by admit to go her own battles with substance abuse. >> just the thought of being first lady can be very challenging, and it was. it was a demanding job, but it comes with no job description. >> ford entered rehab in 1978, for addiction to painkillers. she openly discussed her problem in public and opened the betty ford center in rancho mirage four years later. >>> president obama issued a statement praising mrs. ford and says -- service will be held next week. she will be buried in michigan next to her husband, former president gerald ford. >>> tomorrow congressional leaders will meet with president obama to continue negotiations to raise the nation's debt ceiling. and in this weekend's on
the speeches from this weekend, the speech speeches from- president obama and senator jon kyl of arizona. >> the plan would force us to relive this crisis in a few short months. it would hold washington captain to politics once again. that is not acceptable. any solution to avoid default must be bipartisan. it must have the support of both parties that were sent here to represent the american people. not just one faction of one party. there are multiple ways to resolve this problem. congress must find common ground on a plan that can get support from both parties in the house and the senate. it has got to be a plan i can sign by tuesday. the parties are not that far apart. we have agreement on how much needs to be cut to reduce our deficit. we have agreed on how to tackle entitlement reform. there are plenty of ways out of this mess. there is little time. we need to reach a compromise by tuesday so that our country will have the ability to pay its bills on time. bills like contract we have signed with thousands of american businesses. if we don't, we could use our -- lose our country's a
the latest for us overnight. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, robin. we are reaching crisis time here on capitol hill. the republicans delayed a vote on their bill in the house because they don't even have enough republican votes to pass their own bill. democrats don't have the votes to pass their bill either. the only thing certain up here right now is that everything is in doubt. >> we appreciate you calling. >> reporter: the calls are pouring in. plenty of outrage but like congress itself, the callers seem hopelessly divided. >> i would really like for him to hold the line against any deal in congress. >> i am calling to ask that you cooperate with the president's efforts. >> reporter: the whole place seems to have broken down. republicans can't even convince some of their own members to vote for the republican plan. in a closed door meeting republican leader eric cantor told fellow conservatives to "stop whining and support the bill." acknowledging "the debt limit vote sucks." across the country, that's the view of washington itself. >> no one is certainly listening to the pe
priceline. >>> no more mr. nice guy. jon huntsman taking the gloves off. paul steinhauser will tell us who he's going after. >> after mitt romney. according to the polls, the front-runner for the gop nomination. you said, no more mr. nice guy. yesterday in south carolina huntsman seemed to be trying out a new line sharpening his attack over romney. over job. whether he was a great job creator. huntsman pointed out when i was governor in utah, number one in the nation creating jobs and guess what? massachusetts was 47th. guess where romney has been governor, massachusetts? stay tuned. kyra. this one is far from over. more to be said about this. >> did you say something about it's election day? >> reporter: it is. right in the middle of july -- >> wait a minute. >> reporter: what is going -- exactly. wait. it is election day. you could say republicans are california dreamin'. here it is. the gop thinks they may pull an upset. a special election in the los angeles area, along the beach, the south bay area of l.a. it's an open house seat. used to be harmon's old seat. democrats have had this d
that cnn had last month. >> jon huntsman keeping up his attacks on mitt romney. you have been following this back and forth. >> reporter: today, where is mitt romney? new hampshire. the state with the first primary in the nation. are we going to hear him respond to huntsman who is attacking romney over creating jobs and huntsman saying romney not doing a good job when he was governor. they say mitt romney will continue his attacks not on any other of the republicans running for president but like a laser going after president barack obama. looks like romney is trying to run that general election campaign. today i think you'll hear mitt romney talk about the debt ceiling. criticized lately not talking enough about the negotiations so we will keep our eyes on him as well today. >> paul, thanks. your next political update in an hour. always get all of the political news 24/7 at cnn/politics.com. >>> the u.s. women's soccer team is one win away from hoisting the world cup. they are going to actually face japan sunday in the championship after 3-1 win yesterday against france and of course z
in on this pledge. all of the gop candidate, except for jon huntsman, according to that organization, has signed that pledge, and up in new hampshire there's a new poll that's come out on the gop presidential field, and, of course, it's once again good news for mitt romney. he tops the field at 29%. michele bachmann pretty far behind at 12%, and look at this, rudy giuliani, even though he's in the announced and has not campaigned a whole lot at 9%, and his folks say he should have an announcement as to whether or not he may jump into this race by the end of the summer. randi in. >> all right. jim acosta, thank you. >>> tom hanks and ashton kutcher are tweeting about it. bill nye told me everyone needs to chill out. carmageddon in my xyz next. tnam. i got mine in iraq, 2003. u.s.a.a. auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation, because it offers a superior level of protection and because u.s.a.a.'s commitment to serve the military, veterans, and their families is without equal. begin your legacy. get an auto insurance quote. u.s.a.a. we know what it means to serve. matter wh
negotiation and now it's devolved into jon and kate gosselin fighting over who gets the toaster oven. >> they accused of president obama of hiding in the basement over debt ceiling talks. joe biden accused of president obama of locking him in the basement. stay down there. >> i heard if we don't raise the debt limit, the debt ceiling we could lose our aaa rating. yeah. and i said for the love of god, why doesn't the auto club mind their own damned business. >> i guess that's one benefit to this insanity happening in washington it's so frustrating the american people it is fantastic fodder for late night. >> they got plenty of material. he talks about aaa, they ought to get this settled, drive people to -- this is we're talking seriously -- >> a mess. >> it is. something that's got to get done. i mean that on a searups note. this is affecting a lot of, going to take a lot of people on a lot of levels. the level of frustration has gotten to a point where it's at a fever pitch. let's go d.c., get something done. >> it's politics. >> we will continue to follow it for you, that is the goo
you to explain yourself and try to bring people over. it is not enough to smirk and do the jon stewart thing and said they are so stupid. the people with a minority view have to make the case. usually they will not buy it, but sometimes that well. host: you had a conversation -- you had a conversation with jon stewart? guest: i have met him before. [laughter] >> henderson, nevada. you know where that is? guest: of course. guest: of course. >> you mentioned the u.s. civil libertarians. the department of education, is a relevant institution in today's society? with state budgets controlling education, where do you think civics in high school civics in high school curriculums belong? guest: i have done a couple of documentaries for fox of education recently. i am sort of up on it. i could not to speak your second question. my sense is that civics is being de-emphasized, but i have no data to back that up. english is important, as far as i'm concerned. it not only allows you to engage with the world, past and present, but it makes you a more interesting person, one of the main reasons we a
later, we'll get the latest on the case with america's most wanted correspondent jon leiberman. general david petraeus making predictions on the future of the war in afghanistan. he takes over the c.i.a. in september and expects the taliban surge and that could mean an al-qaida resurgence. >> that task has been accomplished but, of course, it is threatened because, of course, the taliban allowed al-qaida on afghan soil when it ran the country. and we believe that there's a high likelihood that would happen again. >> petraeus also expects the u.s. to shift its focus from taliban strong holds in the south to the mountainous border with pakistan. the comments come weeks after president obama announced plans to withdraw more than 30,000 troops by the end of next year. an explosive show over the national mall, revelers got to enjoy this display in what better place, the nation's capital. the celebrations weren't just here in america. over in afghanistan, the marines chowed down on some delicious barbecue. that is it look good. >> almost like famous dave's. almost, yeah. almost. >> like fam
. hall. jon hamm and timothy olyphant. >> for outstanding minuty series or movie, the nominees are cinema verita. kennedys. mildred pierce and pilars. nominees for lead actress. are. >> the nominees for lead actor in a miniseries or a movie are -- >> the nominees for outstanding host for a reality or reality competition program are -- >>> here are this year's nominees for reality competition program. >> the nominees for variety music or comedy series are. >> the nominees for lead actress in a comedy series are. >> oh, my god! yikes! oh! >> okay. keep it together. wow. the nominees for lead actor in a comedy series are. >> melissa, let's complete the emmy announcement by bringing back john to announce the final category. >> wow! >> hello again! the nominations in the comedy series category are. melissa, the academy congratulates on your nomination and joshua, thank you for helping us complete this. >> my pleasure. >> tune into the fox network on sunday, september 18 nfor the live telecast for the 63rd emmys and find out who will take home the emmys. have a great day, everybody. yea! >> the
bernstein and contributing editor gabe sherman. it's kind of funny, what jon stewart said. >> he is funny. what's your point? >> it's kind of not funny, too. seriously. >> it's fascinating. are you doing the reporting? >> i have been. writing a series of web pieces. this is just an epic story. the amount of headlines every day coming out of this story. this, on a normal day would be, you know, a month long story. every headline would have a long shelf life. yet, they keep coming. to me, the next step is what does this mean for the future of news corp. and rupert murdock. who is going to step in if there's a management takeover. >> you talked in your last piece that i read how this seems counter intuitive but it's good for roger ayles. >> for once, all the critics are not talking about fox. fox is not involved in this, as far as we know in the hacking saga. it's a legitimate business. what's going on with murdock's tabloid has nothing to do with fox news. >> explain how his enemy's within his family and news corp. are going up in flames now. that leaves ayles stronger. >> that's been roger
. and then tonight at 7:00, jon huntsman slated to address college republicans at their convention in washington, d.c. and consumers sounding off on the nation's debt crisis, we'll hear from them next. my doctor told me calcium is best absorbed in small continuous amounts. only one calcium supplement does that in one daily dose. new citracal slow release... continuously releases calcium plus d for the efficient absorption my body needs. citracal. >>> checking of courses cross-country. jetblue rolling out new all you can fly travel packages. the blue passes are tailored to business people flying out of boston an long beach. cheapest costs about 1300 bucks. >>> in new york, police say a man dressed as an armored truck driver robbed a check cashing store of almost $15,000 without a rousing suspicion. until hours later when the real armored truck officer arrived for the scheduled pickup. >>> and north of the border, new dad david webber won't forget the day his caught was born. he drove more than 100 miles an hour just so his wife could get an emergency c-section. and guess what? he got a pretty hefty
-reduction legislation today. let's hear from milton, florida, waiting for president obama. this is jon on our independents line. caller: hello. i am disabled, and i am in a drug program. people are peeing dirty in the program and tax payers are paying for this. but ok, it is not fair to the ones that are trying. they're clean and in doing right. another thing is ssi. people do not pay into ssi. they never work. and they never paid into it. nine times out of tin, there drug users. they use their money for drugs. host: all right. we will let you go there. kentucky, james. what is the name of your city? caller: i live in hillview, a suburb of louisville, ky. host: all right, what is the way forward here? the house has stalled and the senate this waiting. caller: it is simple. if we had a president like truman or like clinton, he would not hesitate in an emergency like this to use the 14th amendment. that is what if it is therefore, for emergencies. this country is in an emergency now. if we default, it'll be the president's fault for not having the guts to use the 14th amendment to solve this pr
'm the senate republican whip jon kyl of arizona. by now, but americans the lawmakers are engaged in a difficult debate about the debt ceiling, the legal limit to the amount of money the federal government can borrow. the debt ceiling is currently set at a little more than $14 trillion and if the congress and the president don't reach an agreement to raise it by tuesday, the treasury secretary tells us america will no longer be able to pay its bills. the consequences of missing this deadline could be severe. it is precisely because of washington barrault's so much money, more than 40 cents out of every dollar spent. spending would have to shrink by 40% quickly. what is more, markets would likely respond, dropping in value and hurting their retirement savings of millions of americans. republicans have tried to work with democrats to avoid this result and put our country on a better path, but we need them to work with us. we start from the understanding that the reason the debt ceiling is a problem is because of runaway washington spending. republicans have been united in the belief that raising t
was going for it except for eric cantor and jon kyl. this time the crowd of opponents was bigger but one important person, john boehner. the important thing to remember here is scaling back from $4 trillion to 2.5 trillion does not make any of the big issues go away. sooner or later republicans are going to have to swallow some revenue increases. host: what is the purpose of today's news conference from the president? caller: the purpose for the president is to set a delicate balance. on the one hand he wants to claim the political high ground, i assume, saying that he tried and pushed for historic bipartisan achievement. unfortunately, we will like it there. the reason is that republicans will not sign on to a bold, $1 trillion tax overhaul. so, he wants to show the voters that he is the big negotiator. everything that he said the revlon in 2008. but he does not want to poison the well to make these negotiations for the rest of the week. >> what is the main message coming from republicans going into this meeting? >> it would seem that their main message is probably going to stay the sam
has a meet-and-greet at godfather's pizza. and up forth, another early voting state, jon huntsman will be in new hampshire and will go to independence day party in manchester. >> not a bad assignment to cover the godfather's visit. slice on the side. >> it might be. >> peter, thank you for the update. many of the 2012 republican candidates for president spend a lot of time going after president obama, really not so much the primary after each other. is that strategy going to pay off? joining us now to discuss our former senior council for the senate judicial committee, sherrylib. and former advisor to lee, penny. welcome. let's talk about the field now. we have a recent fox poll to give us a look at what the viewers and the potential voters think about where the candidates come down. we have romney at the top with 18%. followed by rick perry, someone not in the race, though he is thinking about it it. michele bachmann strong third now that she is officially in talk about rick perry. second in the poll and he is not officially in. >> a lot of the early polls, demonstrate the name r
the question? has the migraine ever kept you from work? >> we'll see if she does. jon karl says he follows her closely on the campaign trail and no one works harder or more vigorously out there. so far, so good. >>> other news now, the postmaster general is pushing now to cut back mail delivery to just five days a week. he says the post offffe lost $8 billion last year and is on track for a similar loss this year. that's because mail volume is down mostly because of people using the internet for letters and to pay their bills. >>> it is a bittersweet morning for nasa astronauts and crew members as the final shuttle mission comes to an end. it's the end of the historic shuttle program that dates back to the 1980s. while the crew says gogo-bye to the shuttle, many nasa employees ll be saying good-bye to their jobs. >> reporter: on their last full day aboard the space shuttle "atlantis" the crew practiced landings on a computer laptop, peered out the windows and read poetry. the men on the ground who will lead "atlantis" back through the landing said thursday morning would be tough. >> i don't th
as failed states around the world and 9:15 we'll hear from jon jarvis, director of national park service. all that, your calls and phone calls, too, and a look at the papers, i'm "washington journal," it starts at 7:00. we'll see you then. national captioning institute] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2011] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2011] a >> the bewitching hour has arrived. it's 10:00 a.m. i'm tom mann a senior fellow here at brookings, and i'm delighted to welcome all of you. with us here at brookings this morning and to our live espn audience to a -- c-span audience to a session entitled a status report on congressional redistricting. now, you may have noticed on the screens redistricting d.i., wording why that's there. we understand some of you are compelled to tweet wherever you are, and if you do, we want you to know that is the event hash tag. i know you're shocked that i actually said that, norm, but there is it is. >> it was written down so you know. >> i'm a well-known tweeter.
. >> hot pink nail polish on his toes. >> reporter: that jon stewart dubbed it toemageddon 2011. >> really? >> it's a big deal to see boys in pink because it's not the cultural convention. but it's nothing hardwired. boys are not innately aversive to pink, girls are not innately attracted to pink. >> nice to meet you. >> reporter: so along with greg we invited a few other dads whose sons have varied interests and preferences to start an open dialogue about the gender color wars. >> in a perfect world you had your choice, would you rather your son grabbing for the pink shirt or the blue shir >> i'd want him to go to the one he was drawn to. >> i follow my child's lead. because it's not really the point of what i like, it's the point what was my child likes. >> i prefer my child to choose blue. but if he wants to choose the pink shirt over the blue shirt, that's up to him. >> i think the reason parents are uncomfortable with putting boys in pink is frankly they think, it will make him gay. we're all -- people are still homophobic although i think it's chang
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